Bow, Pompom Or Rosette Patents (Class 428/4)
  • Patent number: 9192873
    Abstract: A digit cover for conveying a non-verbal message. The digit cover includes at least a first message area for conveying a first message. The digit cover may also include additional message areas for conveying additional messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Lewis
  • Patent number: 9061486
    Abstract: An ID document includes a document core and a multi-layer laminate. The multi-layer laminate includes at least three layers: a top layer, a middle layer, and a bottom layer. The top layer, in combination with other layers, provides durability to the ID document. The top layer can be made of a material with strong intrusion or scratch resistance and a high thermal softening/deformation point and can also have high resistance to solvents. The middle layer may be made of a material with a low melting point, and may also have high resistance to solvents. The bottom layer helps to facilitate strong binding to the document core or inlay and may be made of a material with a relatively high melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventors: Daoshen Bi, Robert L. Jones
  • Publication number: 20150099073
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a foldable pompon with an added value, which is simple in structure, is optimal as cheering goods providing an attractive foldable pompon when opened spherically, and usable as a fan when closed, and which can be used in wide applications such as a three-dimensional decoration, a decorative general merchandise, a souvenir, and an advertising medium. [Means for Solution] A foldable pompon includes a plurality of strip thin pieces (21, 22, 23, 24), coupling pieces (31, 32, 33, 34) having the thin pieces fixed, and handles (10) to which a number of the coupling pieces stacked are attached, the two handles (10) being coupled in a relatively rotatable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Isamu Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20140356553
    Abstract: A synthetic fiber ball and method of manufacturing the same is disclosed. The fiber ball includes a plurality of fibers having a predetermined length bound together with a fastening fiber at a central core. The plurality of fibers extend outwardly from the fastening fiber at the central core to form a generally spherical shaped ball. The plurality of fibers are heat shrunk in a spinning oven from a generally cylindrical shaped fiber bundle having a predetermined diameter to form the fiber ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Mary Dianne Syme, Juanita Kay Donica
  • Patent number: 8612244
    Abstract: Various aspects of one or more methods, apparatuses and data processor program products capable of enabling management of data associated with an athleticism development program are disclosed herein. These various aspects include maintaining a database including subscriber performance data for a plurality of athleticism development program subscribers and facilitating preparation of a subscriber performance report for a specified one of the plurality of athleticism development program subscribers. The subscriber performance data is capable of enabling an attained standardized athleticism level to be determined for each one of the athleticism development program subscribers. The implementation of standardized athleticism levels is advantageous as it supports a measurable plan of progress for motivating a subscriber and trainer to meet their individual and mutual goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Fleming, Thomas D. Mixon
  • Publication number: 20130224403
    Abstract: A decorative material holder formed from a single piece structure having a series of equally spaced apart cavities formed by a series of upper and lower U-shaped bends in a sinuous shape. The cavities allow for the support of ornamental items, as well as facilitate and ease the making of ribbon bows. The material holder has a proximal end and a distal end extending a distance beyond the lower U-shaped bends. The ends are used in securing the decorative holder to items such as a Christmas tree or decorative wreath, for placement over two spaced apart elements such as two Christmas tree branches, or attached between an outer and inner circular ring to form a wreath template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
  • Publication number: 20120199505
    Abstract: Kit of wearable decorative elements. The kit includes at least a main container. At least two securing devices are included. Each securing device is configured to secure at least one wearable decorative element to a user or user's clothing. At least two wearable decorative elements are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Kristin BLACK, Charles BLACK
  • Publication number: 20120183703
    Abstract: An improved wearable pom-pom device. The device has a ribbon with pom-poms attached at opposite ends, although a plurality of pom-poms may be arrayed in a desired amount along the length of and at the ends of the ribbon. The pom-pom device may be worn on various parts of the body and may be worn as a hair tie. The pom-pom device may further include attached bells and/or beads in addition to pom-poms, and may be used to display school or team colors and logos.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventor: Janet Beaulieu
  • Patent number: 8141196
    Abstract: A clean device with decorating strip includes a belt and at least one decorating strip received in the belt. The belt is composed of elastic nets and has a hollow oblong shaped structure. At least one decorating strip is inserted into the hollow structure of the belt and received in the belt. A lateral side of the belt including the at least one decorating strip are reiteratively overlapped to form a folded structure having multiple layers formed on two ends of the folded structure. A fastening means is tightened a middle section of the folded structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventor: Ming-Hsin Chen
  • Publication number: 20120021145
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the development and manufacture of sorbent products and devices suitable for use in hydrocarbon, universal and hazmat applications that are composed of structural components and/or sorbent materials that are fully biodegradable and landfill friendly. The structural components and/or sorbents may be derived from biodegradable polypropylene or biodegradable natural materials and combined in different sizes, shapes and configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Craig S. Cargill, Jerry L. McGinty, Michael A. Magnoli
  • Patent number: 8078478
    Abstract: Various aspects of one or more methods, apparatuses and data processor program products capable of enabling management of data associated with an athleticism development program are disclosed herein. These various aspects include maintaining a database including subscriber performance data for a plurality of athleticism development program subscribers and facilitating preparation of a subscriber performance report for a specified one of the plurality of athleticism development program subscribers. The subscriber performance data is capable of enabling an attained standardized athleticism level to be determined for each one of the athleticism development program subscribers. The implementation of standardized athleticism levels is advantageous as it supports a measurable plan of progress for motivating a subscriber and trainer to meet their individual and mutual goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Fleming, Thomas D. Mixon
  • Patent number: 8028437
    Abstract: A hair dryer and vacuum device includes a housing having a nozzle, a handle, and a body portion situated between the handle and nozzle, the nozzle including a first channel extending from the body portion to an outlet port and a second channel extending from the body portion to an inlet port. A heating coil is mounted in the body portion for heating air and a dryer fan is positioned adjacent the heating coil that is configured to blow the heated air through the outlet port when energized. A vacuum fan is mounted in the second channel and configured to draw air into the second channel through the inlet port when energized. The device includes a collection chamber situated between the vacuum fan and the body portion and in communication with the second channel such that fallen hair is collected therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Pauline Brown-Carter
  • Patent number: 7883758
    Abstract: A fabric article made of at least four layers of fabric-such as fleece-with each of the fabric layers being a solid color selected from a combination of more than one color. The length portion of each fabric layer being greater than the width portion, e.g., five times longer than wide, and each fabric layer having fringes cut from a width portion into a center portion of the fabric layer. All of the layers of fabric being attached together along center portions of the layers of fabric with the length portions of the layers of fabric being parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Erik C. Engelke
  • Publication number: 20090311446
    Abstract: The present invention is a pompon made of double-sided polyester ribbon strands with permanently attached adjustable open-ended fastener made of hook and loop material that attaches to an outside object, preferably a vehicle, and is portable, durable, color-fade resistant, flame resistant, and washable. The present invention will not shred in the wind, such as a regular plastic pompon. The present invention may be taken off of a vehicle and placed on a person's hand, wrist, arm, etc., and used at a sporting event, and/or hung in a person's home or office when not in use. Other than to represent a sports team, the colors of the present invention may reflect a corporate insignia, or special causes, such as Breast Cancer Awareness, Support Our Troops, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventor: Karen Louise DeMoor
  • Patent number: 7628524
    Abstract: The present invention provides an illuminated decorative item, a decorative item made of ribbon and an illumination circuitry for a decorative item made of ribbon. The illuminated decorative item comprises a decorative body created with at least one elongated strip of material, the body having a base; a light source disposed at the base; an energy source electrically connected to the light source to supply energy to the light source; and at least one optic fiber, each optic fiber comprising an elongated body having a base end and a free end, the base end being close to and oriented towards the light source, the free end being arranged to visually complement the decorative body; wherein the energy source supplies energy to the light source, at least some light emitted by the light source enters the optic fiber at the base end, propagates inside the optic fiber, and exits from the free end thus generating an illumination at the free end and creating a illumination effect for the decorative item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventors: Richard Lemay, Luc Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20090282661
    Abstract: A machine for creating a bundle of creased strips of material and handles for use with bundles of creased strips and other applications. Also contemplated are bundles of strips with or without handles for various applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: WINCRAFT INC.
    Inventors: Glen Jensen, Larry Mollan
  • Publication number: 20090226643
    Abstract: An illuminating decorative bow includes an elongated fabric ribbon being folded to form a decorative bow and an illuminating arrangement. The illuminating arrangement includes a light string longitudinally extended along the fabric ribbon and folded with fabric ribbon to form the decorative bow, wherein the light string includes a plurality of illuminating elements spacedly provided along the fabric ribbon for producing an illuminating effect for the decorative bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: Shu-Chuan Shih
  • Publication number: 20080299330
    Abstract: A device for fastening bags has a length of adhesive tape with a decorative object fixed to one or both ends of the length of tape. The device is produced in series by an apparatus having: actuators for linear and angular feed, a pair of pneumatic pincers, a cutter, a reel to carry the roll of adhesive tape, a stitching device and a dispenser of the decorative pompom. A microprocessor controls the apparatus for cyclical execution of the method wherein: the pincers engage the end of the tape through a cutter and pull the tape for a previously set length to bring it between the stitching device and a first pompom. The cutter then cuts the tape. The pompon is stitched to the non-glued surface and the pincers pull the tape for an equal length so as to bring its other end between the stitching device and a second pompon which is then stitched onto the tape. The pincers rotate and open to expel the finished product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Luigi Brizzolari
  • Patent number: 7341767
    Abstract: A system for storing and displaying pom pons is provided with a frame and a plurality of securement members positioned in a spaced-apart relationship with one another along opposite side portions of the frame. The securement members releasably secure the gripping portion of pom pons. A multi-segmented frame may be provided that allows the segments to move independently from one another. Spirit adornment may be provided to the frame as well as shaping the frame itself to exhibit such adornment. Various hanging and ground supports are provided for supporting the frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Inventor: Frank J. Velinsky
  • Publication number: 20080038489
    Abstract: A universal adjustable pull bow which has at least one loop of ribbon which extends around a package, with two tails, which are engaged at its center by a cinch retainer, with the bow adjusted by pulling the tails, which cinch retainer is engaged with the ribbon loop and one or more decorative items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas R. Lodge, Susan M. Lodge
  • Patent number: 7308864
    Abstract: A warning flag assembly is disclosed for attachment to an overhanging load on a roadway vehicle. The flag assembly is generally cylindrical and has one margin secured to a holder that may be releasably attached to the overhanging load using conventional hardware whereby the flag assembly can be used with a variety of loads, re-used and conveniently stored when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Inventor: Anthony J. Catner
  • Publication number: 20070190270
    Abstract: Convertible pompons having ornamental arrays such as fluffy projections at opposite ends of baton handles are constructed from pompon halves with half handles incorporating coupling mechanisms for connecting and disconnecting the handle halves. The half handle of one pompon half can be connected with the half handles of a plurality of other pompon halves to assemble the convertible pompons, and the pompon halves of the assembled convertible pompons can be separated and recombined with other pompon halves to provide a yet wider choice of convertible pompons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: Steven J. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 7182483
    Abstract: An illuminating pompon that includes a handle, a plurality of streamers extending from the handle, and at least one illuminator extending from said handle within said plurality of streamers. The illuminator being adapted to illuminate at least a portion of said plurality of streamers and is in electrical communication with a power source. In the preferred embodiment the illuminators are a plurality of light emitting diodes attached to flexible wires that are controlled with a processor within the power source such that they blink on and off in a predetermined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventors: Deane Stern, Hal Meyers, John Prince
  • Publication number: 20040258853
    Abstract: The present relates to “synthetic fleece” fashioned into relatively thin, elongated strips of varying lengths and widths adapted for a variety of uses alone or in combination with other products to enhance the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Applicant: nhoConnections, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra L. Galvin, Mary W. Youngerman
  • Publication number: 20040101637
    Abstract: A product comprising curly cued paper packaging material and a method for making said product are described. The method employs feeding a substantially continuous web of paper material having a weight of between 21 pound and 100 pounds per 3,000 square feet of paper under tension over at least one knife edge prior to slitting and cutting the paper web into desired widths and lengths. The results are a curly cue product that makes superb packing material for any number of delicate elements that need to be shipped and is also eminently useful for use in decorative packaging. The product described herein is easy to use, has considerably more packing value than other paper packing products and is environmentally safe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventor: Stephen B. Stepanek
  • Patent number: 6701592
    Abstract: A process of making a multifibrous article comprising forming a bundle of a desired length comprising a first plurality of fibers of a first flexible material; a second plurality of fibers of a second flexible material; wherein the first plurality of fibers and the second plurality of fibers are selectively interspersed within the bundle as desired and are compressibly retained at a position intermittent of the length; and heat treating the bundle at an effective temperature for an effective period of time to effect a desired selective change in physical property characteristics selected from the group consisting of shrinking, singeing and melting of the fibers. The pompon-like article is used as a toy for a cat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Inventor: Frank M. Veloce
  • Publication number: 20040037974
    Abstract: A decorative bow with die cut pieces has a plurality of ribbon strands in combination with die cut pieces which have a spine and one or more design artifacts which extend from the spine. The die cut pieces are commonly attached with the ribbon strands to form an integrated bow with a distinctive appearance of the ribbon strands in combination with the die cut pieces. In one embodiment, the ribbon strands are generally elongate and helical form ribbons of generally common lengths, combined with die cut pieces having a generally elongate spine of common length with the ribbon strands, and wherein the design artifacts of the die cut pieces are positioned relative to the ribbon strands. The ribbon strands and die cut pieces may be commonly secured to a backing structure by a fastener, the backing structure providing a mount for the decorative bow for application to a package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Michelle Price, David E. Blinderman, Jenny Lavelle
  • Publication number: 20040005445
    Abstract: The present invention is a multi-layer film coated or printed on at least one side with a dye-based or pigment-based colorant, which can be transparent, metallic, or high gloss opaque. The printed, multi-layered film can be used for gift packaging in the form of sheets, ribbons, bows, and for decorative articles such as garlands and lampshades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: David T. Ou Yang, Ronald J. Kopicz
  • Patent number: 6667109
    Abstract: A decorative medallion consists of two pieces that may be assembled about a mounted fixture. The medallion pieces are decorated with surface ornamentation to add to their visual appeal. A first piece of the medallion includes at a first end an overlapping member whose outline follows prominent features in the surface ornamentation, and at a second end an underledge designed to receive the overlapping member of the second piece. The second piece similarly includes an underledge that is designed to receive the overlapping member of the first piece. The respective overlapping members have recessed edges that are shaped to include one or more alignment features, such as protrusions and concave receiving portions. The underledges are shaped to slideably mate with the corresponding alignment features of the respective overlapping members, and thus, include various corresponding concave receiving portions and protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Style Solutions, Incorporated
    Inventor: Kent T. Julliard
  • Publication number: 20030224126
    Abstract: A decorative bow base includes a substrate having a chamber defined therein, an attachment device received in the chamber, an engaging face formed on top of the chamber and an adhesive element securely attached to a bottom of the substrate. A support has a space defined to adapt to securely receive therein a decorative bow, a bottom face formed on a bottom of the support to be securely engaged with the engaging face of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventor: Chih-Kang Chu
  • Publication number: 20030096066
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for a first object to be releasably attached to a second object includes a backer/stabilizer that has a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The backer/stabilizer is semi-rigid, and may be formed out of plastic, poster board, card stock, or the like. The attachment mechanism includes a first Velcro® pad that has a front side with a Velcro® surface and a back side that is adhered to a second surface of the backer/stabilizer. The attachment mechanism also includes a second Velcro® pad that has a front side with a Velcro® surface and which is configured to be releasably attached to the front side of the first Velcro® pad. The attachment mechanism further includes a second adhesive strip that has a first adhering surface for adhering to a back side of the second Velcro® pad, and a second adhering surface for adhering to a surface of the second object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Judith C. Clark
  • Publication number: 20020168485
    Abstract: A figure ornament and method of making same which utilizes a thin, sheet material body having a longitudinally oriented solid center section which extends through the body dividing the body into a right side lobe and a left side lobe. Both the right side lobe and the left side lobe include a mass of thin slits. The center section is then folded upon itself forming a compact stack with the right side lobe and the left side lobe flaring outwardly from the compact stack defining an ornamental figure shape. There is then to be used an adhesive or clip for securing the compact stack so as to maintain the compact stack in its established position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventors: Mary M. Yedlin, Monte A. Yedlin
  • Patent number: 6450933
    Abstract: A decorative foil assembly for use as a decoration during holidays and other celebrations includes an elongated flat film web of foil-like material which is cut transversely except for a narrow uncut portion on one side of the film web which serves to hold the assembly together after cutting. The resulting decorative assembly includes strips of foil-like material extending downwardly from the narrow uncut portion. The narrow uncut portion of foil-like material includes a double-sided adhesive applied thereto, such as double-sided tape, for removably attaching the decorative foil assembly to a ceiling, wall, window, window frame, or other structure to be decorated. The decorative foil assembly may also include a snowflake having a plurality of foil-like strips extending downwardly from the center of the snowflake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Inventor: B. Gunar Gruenke
  • Patent number: 6447857
    Abstract: A show pom provided with a first set of streamers extending from the two ends of a baton handle and a second set of retractable streamers that retract within the ends of the hollow baton handle. The second set of streamers are usually constructed of a different color than the first set of streamers and are retracted into the baton handle so that the second set of streamers are not visible until they are deployed by spring action out the two ends of the baton handle by depressing a trigger pin provided on the baton handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Inventors: Kendall Ann Roberts, William R. Kampfe
  • Publication number: 20020086121
    Abstract: A method of making moisture-resistant, shape-retaining fabric, comprising the steps of contacting at least one surface of said fabric with a polymeric material and curing said polymeric material so that the polymeric material penetrates the interstices of the fabric and forms a permanent coating on at least one surface of the fabric. The polymeric material is selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl chloride, urethane, or a polyvinyl chloride-urethane blend in proportions ranging from 5% to 95% polyvinyl chloride to 95% to 5% urethane. The fabric may be cut to form ribbons and may be assembled to form bows. The fabric, ribbons or bows of the invention retain their original shape, drape and form despite exposure to water, moisture, refrigeration or the elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Arnold M. Shulman, Seth E. Shulman
  • Publication number: 20020071919
    Abstract: A reusable gift bow comprising a bow having a bottom surface, and a clip having an upper clamp member, the upper clamp member having an upper clamp member upper surface, wherein the bottom surface of the bow is fixedly mounted to the upper clamp member upper surface of the upper clamp member, whereby the reusable gift bow can be attached and released from a gift package or wrapping repeatedly without degradation or destruction of the bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2000
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventor: Catherine F. Levesque
  • Patent number: 6387459
    Abstract: A ribbon material produced by cutting a sheet or web of flexible material into strips of flexible material having a uniform, predetermined width such that the ribbon material can be wrapped about items and formed into bows and decorative ornamentations containing ruffles, loops and curved segments. The ribbon material can be a flexible material having a holographic design on at least one surface thereof or a flexible laminated material containing a holographic design or an iridescent material. The ribbon material can also be textured, printed and/or embossed. At least a portion of the ribbon material may be provided with a matte or textured finish simulating the appearance of cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Southpac Trust International, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald E. Weder
  • Patent number: 6340507
    Abstract: The pompon comprises a loop of material attached to strands of material such that a body part may be placed through to loop and so secured to the person. An attention-attracting sports and entertainment pompon and a method of using such pompon. The pompon allows the user to display the pompon without interfering with the user's other activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2002
    Inventor: Sylvia Gomez Holguin
  • Patent number: 6329029
    Abstract: A vehicle interior hand grip material for mounting on an existing gear shift lever arm, on a portion of a steering wheel and other items operated by hand inside a vehicle. The hand grip material includes a plurality of flexible “string like” elastomeric members extending outwardly from an attachment member. The attachment member may be a thin wire wrapped around a portion of the elastomeric members and tightened thereon. Also, the attachment member may be a liner with one end of the elastomeric members attached to the liner. The wire attachment member can be secured around a gear shift threaded housing threaded on an end of the vehicle's gear shift lever arm. Also, the wire attachment member can be attached to other hand operated items inside the vehicle. Further, the steering wheel liner attachment member can be placed around a portion of the vehicle's steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Inventors: James F. Robins, Greg K. Mock
  • Patent number: 6322896
    Abstract: Artificial icicles, artificial Christmas trees, garlands, ribbons and the like composed of non-flammable polypropylene film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Edward Docherty
  • Patent number: 6277452
    Abstract: A tethered fortune and charm assembly to permit easy retrieval from a cake, candle, package, game, balloon, pinata, table setting, Christmas decoration, party favor, card, flower arrangement, wedding garter or wedding bells and alert party guest or the receipient to the presents of an object at the end of the tether. An assembly consisting of a tether, to any of combination of a fortune and charm. The tether is attached to a combination of a fortune and charm or a fortune or charm with a fortune printed into or on plastic, metal, cardboard, paper, fibrous or non-fibrous tether, charm or any other medium, The charm can be plastic, metal, candy, or a printed engraved or embossed representation of a symbol or charm. The charm and fortune assembly can be sealed in a semi-hermetic or hermetically sealed package or lamination. With or without a self adhesive patch on the reverse side of the most exterior surface of the most significant portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Inventor: Fernita D. Craig
  • Publication number: 20010008655
    Abstract: The pompon comprises a loop of material attached to strands of material such that a body part may be placed through to loop and so secured to the person. An attention-attracting sports and entertainment pompon and a method of using such pompon. The pompon allows the user to display the pompon without interfering with the user's other activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 1998
    Publication date: July 19, 2001
  • Patent number: 6260744
    Abstract: A bow assembly and method of making for providing a simple yet elegant decoration. The bow assembly and method of making includes a plurality of ribbon pieces each having a unique length and a pair of coupling members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Inventor: Susan I. Bellefleur
  • Patent number: 6258420
    Abstract: A decorative twisted spiral garland includes one or more continuous webs of material, each arranged in a series of flattened, generally helical coils about a longitudinal axis, with the coils extending generally transversely of the axis and having a predetermined pitch longitudinally of the axis, and a pair of wires extending generally parallel to the axis outside of the coils and respectively along opposite sides of the coils, the wires being twisted together along the axis so that the coils are pinched together along the axis and twisted about the axis. The actual shape of the garland depends upon the amount of twist imparted to the wires and coils. One or more filaments may also be disposed along the axis inside the coils and twisted together with the wires and the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Santa's Best
    Inventor: William L. Lehman
  • Patent number: 6237819
    Abstract: The decorative bow is provided which includes a plurality of ribbon-like strands that are folded in alternating directions to give the strand a zigzagging shape. The zigzagging strands of the decorative bow are held together at a common point with the ends of the strands running loose to provide a “cascading” look. This structure of the decorative bow can be used to provide many variations in the overall look by, for example, using ribbon materials with different colors and reflective effects or adjusting the lengths of the strands in the bow to give a layered appearance. The decorative bow may be secured to a base member (commonly called a “bow chip”), which may have a section for receiving printed indicia for display and an adhesive backing that allows the decorative bow to be attached easily to a desired object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards Incorporated
    Inventor: James R. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 6221458
    Abstract: An ornamental device for attachment to a surface comprises at least one sheet of ornamental material having an aperture therethrough and an attachment device. The attachment device includes a post having a width, a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end of the post extends through the aperture of the at least one sheet of ornamental material. The attachment device also includes a base member connected to the proximal end of the post. The attachment device further includes a securement device positioned on the distal end of the post to grippingly engage the post and to resist removal of the securement device from the post. The invention further includes a method for making an ornamental device for attachment to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Inventor: Teresa Armendariz
  • Patent number: 6159563
    Abstract: A unwrappable fabric flower with wand stem for providing a wedding or party novelty and wand keepsake includes a decorative keepsake wand having a removable flexible material wrapped therearound to form a flower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Inventor: Carla G. Aycock Whitlock
  • Patent number: 6080459
    Abstract: A decorative ribbon is provided with a controllable adhesive on portions of the underside, whereby the ribbon may be adhered to an article and removed from the article for relocating it on the article, if desired. The ribbon also is cut through along predetermined lines to form decorative design elements in the ribbon. The cut lines are interrupted by uncut portions of the ribbon, whereby the decorative design elements may be displaced out of the plane of ribbon along the cut lines by bending at the uncut portions, whereby to form stand-up decorative design elements which project outwardly from the ribbon while remaining attached to the ribbon by the uncut portions. A flare ribbon is formed by a plurality of longitudinally spaced, V-shaped, serrated perforation cut lines which allow the ribbon to be separated along the cut lines and flared laterally outward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: Creative Concepts Unlimited, LLC
    Inventor: Shiela Keller
  • Patent number: 6074712
    Abstract: A decorative bow is disclosed which comprises at least one sheet of material that is gathered around an insert and fastened together in a gathered configuration with a tie. A bow chip may be attached to the bow. The bow chip provides a stable backing on which information may be printed. The bow chip may include a removable pull-off strip exposing adhesive enabling the end user to affix the bow to a desired object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Assignee: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 6030669
    Abstract: The present invention relates to decorative bows formed from a folded pattern of a laminated substrate. The substrate comprises one or more layers of printed material laminated between two layers of laminate film so that the print is visible on both sides of the substrate. In order to match the bow to gift wrap the substrate can be formed from gift wrap paper with a protective film laminated to the printed side of the paper. As gift wrap is normally only printed on one side, two sheets of gift wrap are laminated with their unprinted sides together resulting in a substrate having printed material on both sides with a protective film on each side. The gift wrap can be substituted with cardboard, fabric, vinyl, plastic or other film. By laminating the material the resulting bows are waterproof, durable, reusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 29, 2000
    Inventor: Carlo Fascio